Howdy! Week 13 is already halfway complete in the Big East, but we do have a pair of games with conference title implications.
Future Big Ten member Rutgers clinches a share of the Big East title with a win at future ACC member Pitt. Louisville hosts Connecticut in a game between schools seemingly vying for an ACC invite, with the Cardinals setting up a de facto conference title-tilt Thursday night at Rutgers if they win.
If Louisville loses this afternoon and Rutgers wins, the Scarlet Knights win the Big East outright and gain the conference's BCS-bowl berth.
You can follow along for game updates on Twitter. Breaking news and injury updates will be right here in the blog, along with postgame recaps.
Here's one last look at today's lineup, with material from this week to get you all caught up:
No. 18 Rutgers at Pittsburgh, noon ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN: Here are the scenarios for the Big East race. The Panthers landed themselves a very nice addition for next season.
Connecticut at No. 20 Louisville, noon ET, Big East Network/ESPN3: Andrea looks at Louisville's run game.